Bypassing locks: Russian practice
Over the past couple of years, as a result of targeted actions by Russian government agencies, and Roskomnadzor in particular, there has been a growing counter-awareness on the part of citizens in terms of using blocking bypass systems and services.
Doomed by a court decision to lifelong blocking torrent portal RuTracker.org On December 6, 2015, he conducted the action “Civil Defense Exercises”. The essence of the action: the owners themselves blocked access to their project, offering users to bypass the blockages. Materials on this topic are placed in a special section and are constantly being updated.
According to Roskomsvoboda, during the validity of the package of laws on restricting access to Internet resources in Russia, more than 1 million sites have already been blocked. Many of them fell under the “distribution” by accident.
Internet activists have even launched a special website OpenRunet.org
Which itself determines the type of operating system and the user’s browser, and then offers a few simple steps to forget about locks.
Thus, today journalists and citizens have enough opportunities to search, transmit and disseminate information. And the only question is the desire to create high-quality materials and work for the benefit of society.